Distinguished Davidson biology professor made fellow
by Staff Writer
Campbell was acknowledged for his contributions to undergraduate science education, including the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching and founding the journal CBE Life Sciences Education.
Campbell created the James G. Martin Genomics Program at Davidson and continues to serve as its director.
He introduced courses in genomics and synthetic biology to the curriculum and co-authored with Professor Laurie Heyer, of the mathematics department, the first true genomics textbook for undergraduates, “Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics” He and Heyer have also directed students in research projects that include building a bacterial computer, and using the principle of evolution to optimize drug production by microbes.
He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Davidson in 1984, his Ph.D. in biology from The Johns Hopkins University, and joined the Davidson faculty in 1994.
He is among 702 AAAS members named as Fellows this year because of their outstanding efforts to advance science or its applications.
New fellows will be presented with the association’s traditional certificate and rosette pin on Feb. 16, during the association’s annual meeting in Boston.